Got a load of dates, what shall I do?

(14 Posts)
riverboat Sun 07-Oct-12 20:31:31

Just be yourself and stock up on breath mints and condoms.

Oh wait, you mean...

wink

ProudNeathGirl Sun 07-Oct-12 20:24:54

You can stuff them with marzipan and dip them in chocolate, and keep them for Christmas.

cupcakefairy Sun 07-Oct-12 18:47:31

I see you're going with flapjacks, but for next time.. try date slice. DIVINE.
Recipe here lickerbowler.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/date-walnut-slices.html?m=1

Ooh let me know what you think
I had gd in pregnancy but have s really sweet tooth and the dietician told me about them. I still do them now smile

NellyJob Sun 07-Oct-12 18:34:15

some sort of date cake, deffo

Wolfcub Sun 07-Oct-12 18:33:28

my mum has always called it cockroach crunch so that's what I grew up with, it's delicious.

chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 18:29:26

Cockroach crunch?! Who called it that? Must be a Halloween thing.

I am going to go with the virtuous flapjacks so DCs have healthy lunchbox fillers and I've made something with the dates. Two birds smile

Thanks a lot.

Laughed about 'date' misunderstanding. Read it to dh who looked at me blankly. We have been together too long a looooong time

ProudNeathGirl Sun 07-Oct-12 18:25:18

Date and walnut loaf is nice.

suburbophobe Sun 07-Oct-12 18:17:46

LOL, thought "lucky woman!" till I saw it was "food" grin

Wolfcub Sun 07-Oct-12 18:13:00

sticky toffee pudding for sure. Or you could make cockroach crunch - basically mars bar crispy cake with dates, then smother the top in chocolate.

Obviously sticky toffee pudding! Slightly more virtuous are sugar free flapjacks. Blend the dates with apple juice and use instead of golden syrup - they are very good.

chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 18:04:37

Ooh! Yes!

SomewhereInCanada Sun 07-Oct-12 17:21:10

Ooh. Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 17:16:18

Any good recipes? I don't like them much to snack on but imagine they're good in cakes? My mum has just given me a load, stone less, in a tub.

No idea why, they are just here, in my kitchen, following her visit.

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